Cubs In No Hurry To Promote Bryant.

In a world that can seem ordinary, along comes Kris Bryant destroying two homers to add to his Spring Training lead of eight. The Cubs cruised(well sort of) to a 12-10 victory over the Mariners.

Now, it’s going to be difficult at third base. Maybe all that hoopla from Scott Boras has a certain ring to it. Here’s the Bleacher Report.

Kris Bryant, Spring Training, Chicago Cubs

Kris Bryant hits  another Home Run in the Chicago Cubs 12-10 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Ok, so I agree with Scott Boras on wanting Kris Bryant to start Opening Day. There’s a lot of frustration if the kid doesn’t start, but in the crazy world of ethics and business in baseball, here’s the real question that should be asked,

“Is it in Scott Boras’s best interest if Kris Bryant should start on Opening Day or Kris Bryant’s?”

There’s no questioning that the kid is going to be a superstar hell, he’s one all ready. However, he’s still a kid and no matter how much money Bryant makes in his career, it’s going to amount to diddly squat if he doesn’t establish the basic fundamentals of the game.

It’s funny how there’s no patience when it comes to the financial aspects of professional sports. As long as Scott Boras gets paid, he doesn’t really care about the welfare of Bryant.

Sure, he can be ready. Sure, he’s got the pop in his bat but agents, no matter how powerful they are have no right or say or determine when a player is ready to play.

In the end, it’s more likely publicity on Boras’s part because he’ll have to sit on the sidelines as Joe Maddon takes out his trusty pencil on Opening Day.

The Cubs want to win, they’re going to win someday and in a perfect world, it’s the players, the fans and the ball clubs that are hoisting the trophy and getting showered with champagne, but sometimes, in the dark corners of the dressing rooms away from the reporters it’s the agents who are smiling.

Believe it

4 comments

  1. Compwhiz 3001 · March 22, 2015

    The most important question that everyone is afraid to ask is, “Is it in the Cubs’ interest if Kris Bryant should start on Opening Day?”

    It is both short and long term, both for the on-field team and yes for the Cubs’ financials. The org should not be faulted if they want to use MLB’s rules to their advantage. In your web question to Kasper the other day, he suggested Bryant will be with the club in April. We will see.

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    • Mark Gauthier · March 22, 2015

      Oh yeah, it’s smart for the Cubs to wait a few weeks to a month. It’s also smart for Bryant to get in a few at Triple A. A win win for the Cubs and Bryant. I still feel bad for Olt. He’s in a tough spot.

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  2. Arthur Jenkins (@AJenkins1969) · March 23, 2015

    As Kris Bryant said, “Scott works for me.” The agent works for the player. Scott Boras would never have said what he did without Kris Bryant’s ok. Bryant wants to start in the majors and he should. Forget the service time issues for this guy. He’s too good.

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    • Mark Gauthier · March 23, 2015

      You’re right. He deserves to be in the majors. Heck, he deserves to be there Opening Day, but I think Mike Olt does as well. Unless they can groom Bryant for the outfield, I’m afraid Mike Olt’s days are numbered. We all know Junior Lake is all but done. I guess I’m just a fan of Mike Olt but I do agree with you that Bryant should and will be there very soon.

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